ABATE (American Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education)
ABATE of California accomplishments
ABATE supported the establishment and the expansion of the award-winning California Motorcycle Safety program and holds a permanent
seat on the advisory committee.
ABATE assisted in the defeat of a proposed federal ban on sport bikes.
ABATE has been a driving force in promoting "May as Motorcycle Awareness Month" not only at the state level but also in local cities and communities.
ABATE's political action arm, ABATEPAC, has trained and organized campaign volunteers to assist in the campaigns of candidates supportive of motorcyclists rights, which has raised the visibility and credibility of California motorcyclists with local, state, and federal politicians.
ABATE locals are involved with fundraising endeavors for charities and those in need. Tons of food and truckloads of toys are donated each year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, working in partnership with community charity organizations.
ABATE helped to open High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to motorcycles. ABATE successfully challenged the San Diego Police department over enforcement of the helmet law in Federal court.(case # 93-0807-J (CM) May 25, 1995 filed)
ABATE was instrumental in Purple Heart Motorcycle license plate approval.
Joined other MROs to lobby the insurance industry, putting an end to their "Superbike Blacklist" of high performance bikes that they refused to insure.
ABATE helped defeat two separate bills to outlaw "Lane-splitting"
ABATE worked alongside virtually every national and state motorcycle rights organization and lobbied Congress aggressively too successfully repeal federal highway funding penalties against states without helmet laws.
ABATE supported the passage of HR 3103 in 1996 which prohibits discrimination against motorcyclists in health care availability and affordability.
ABATE was the driving force that prevented helmet law violations from being assessed against the driver's license as a moving violation.
ABATE worked on the passage of AB1515 and SB2084 - Veteran's License Plates for motorcycles.
ABATE was instrumental in the passage of the motorcycle handlebar height modification bill AB2844 .
ABATE lobbied aggressively to increase the penalties on ROW violations SB1021 .....and there are more that have been done, and there is more to be done....please help us, help all motorcyclists by joining ABATE. Our ABATE chapter is Local 17 www.ABATE17.org
We meet the third Sunday of each month at Judy's Wild Wrangler .4823 Midway Road, Vacaville, CA 95688.